WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE CO-PRODUCTIONS SECURE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SLOTS IN 2019
- Camille O’Sullivan will be taking her spellbinding show ‘Cave’ to the Adelaide Festival and Auckland Arts Festival in March 2019
- Carys Eleri’s hilarious and original ‘Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)’ will be presented at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in March 2019
Wales Millennium Centre is very proud to announce that two of its recent co-productions will be touring their work in early 2019.
Enigmatic Irish singer story-teller Camille O’Sullivan will be performing her show Cave – a theatrical exploration of the dark and light of Nick Cave’s music – at the Adelaide Festival (March 13) and Auckland Arts Festival (March 15 & 16). The following month she will take the show, which she has described as ‘a love letter to Nick Cave’, to Wilton’s Music Hall in London (9-13 April).
Cave premiered at Cardiff’s International Arts Festival, Festival of Voice 2018. The biennial festival, which is created and produced by Wales Millennium Centre, attracted over 26,000 people over 11 days in June 2018 and included performances from Patti Smith, Gruff Rhys with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Elvis Costello, LUMP, Billy Bragg, Angelique Kidjo and many more.
Camille O’Sullivan said: “I’m delighted to perform Nick Cave’s extraordinary music at two tremendous International Festivals – Adelaide and Auckland – before its London première at the world’s oldest music hall, the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall, in April 2019!”
Wales Millennium Centre’s Artistic Director, Graeme Farrow said: “It’s extraordinary when two world-class talents converge, and CAVE does just that. Camille’s unique style interprets Nick Cave’s wonderful songs and creates an utterly memorable evening. It’s a huge testament to Camille’s worldwide admiration that this show will be seen in Auckland, Adelaide and London in the space of one month. It’s also hugely rewarding for Wales Millennium Centre to see another home-produced show taking flight”.
Meanwhile Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) – a one-woman theatre show from Welsh actress and singer Carys Eleri will be premiering in Australia at the prestigious Adelaide Fringe Festival (February 26-March 2).
Lovecraft, a unique science-comedy musical looking at love and loneliness in our modern society, has already been presented at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Summerhall where it received rave reviews. Like Cave, it also had its premiere at Festival of Voice 2018.
Carys Eleri said: “I cannot wait to get to Australia to squeeze the living daylights out of the people at Adelaide Fringe. Let’s get this love on the road….’
Executive Producer at Wales Millennium Centre, Pádraig Cusack said: “Carys’ uniquely original and hilarious cabaret show took Festival of Voice by storm, selling out in aisle-rolling fashion. We knew we had something distinctive on our hands so when the possibility of taking the show to the Adelaide Fringe – arguably the biggest fringe festival in the southern hemisphere- emerged, it felt like a gift. Hen parties and scientists love it in equal measure and, so, Adelaide – fasten your seat-belts, you ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Reviews – Cave
If there is anyone who can sing Cave without making you wish you were listening to Cave himself, it is O’Sullivan.
Western Mail ★★★★
Cave’s work is given vivid expression through choreography and lighting that contribute to what is a beautifully realised show.
Buzz Magazine ★★★★
This ‘love letter’ to him [Cave] is serious, poignant, ardent stuff, and the first time for her to present a full set of his work… She should have done it sooner.
Art Scene in Wales
O’Sullivan is not simply performing the works of a male creator, but creating something that is clearly of her own intention and making.
Wales Arts Review
Reviews – Lovecraft
Hilarious dissection of a crazy little thing called love
Western Mail ★★★★★
Catchy, intelligently put together and delivered with a rooted power that comes from the soul
Broadway World ★★★★
A real, frank look at love, with a cwtch in the middle
Miro Magazine ★★★★
A really special intimate evening of Lovecraft.
Theatre Full Stop ★★★★
Charismatic and vulnerable, Eleri weaves jokes and music and insights from multiple disciplines to weave a new kind of magic